Digestive System

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Digestive System
2012-04-14 10:48:25
Digestive System Med Terms Nursing 100

Digestive System Med Terms Nursing 100
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  1. appendicitis
    inflammation of the appendix
  2. ascites
    abnormal accumulation of fluid within the abdominal cavity
  3. ballottement
    palpation technique used to assess a floating object
  4. borborygmi
    audible bowel sounds
  5. bruit
    murmur (blowing sound) heard over peripheral vessels
  6. cirrhosis
    disease characterized by destruction of liver parenchyma
  7. cholecystitis
    inflammation of the gallbladder
  8. cholelithiasis
  9. diverticulum
    pouch in the walls of a canal or organ
  10. divericulitis
    inflammation of the diveriticulum
  11. esphagitis
    inflammation of the esphogus
  12. flatulence
    presence of an excessive amount of gas in the GI tract
  13. gastritis
    inflammation of the stomach
  14. gastroenteritis
    inflammation of the gastrointestinal mucosa
  15. hepatitis
    inflammation of the liver
  16. hepatomegaly
    abnormal liver enlargement
  17. hernia
    protrusion of an organ through the wall containing it
  18. organomegaly
    enlargement of abdominal organs
  19. pancreatitis
    inflammation of the pancrease
  20. peristalsis
    wavelike movement
  21. peritoneum
    membrane lining the abdominal organs and cavity
  22. peritonitis
    inflammation of the peritoneum
  23. splenomegaly
    abnormal spleen enlargement
  24. viscera
    internal organs enclosed within the abdomen